Roger Doyle

Music from the Mothership

Music from the Mothership

Music from the Mothership

'The Curious Works of Roger Doyle', a recent documentary on the Irish composer, asks why his music is not better known by the wider public. It's an important question, writes Barbara Jillian Dignam, but with no easy answer.

Published on 10 December 2018

Barbara Jillian Dignam is a musicologist and Lecturer in Educational Development at University College Dublin.

Family Phonography

Family Phonography

Family Phonography

Stephen Graham listens to Roger Doyle's Chalant — Memento Mori, in which answer phone messages from the late-1980s serve as the basis for music of great poignance.

Published on 25 June 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

RTÉ Living Music Festival: A Personal View

RTÉ Living Music Festival: A Personal View

A preview of RTÉ LMF 2004 from the Artistic Director.

Published on 1 January 2004

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.

Pacto de Olvido?

Pacto de Olvido?

Pacto de Olvido?

Benjamin Dwyer discusses the treatment of classical music in some recent books on Irish culture.

Published on 1 January 2004

Benjamin Dwyer is a guitarist and composer and the author of 'Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland'. He is Professor of Music at Middlesex University's Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.

Identity on Parade

Identity on Parade

A conference held in Virginia, USA, on ‘Re-imagining Ireland’ invited an array of Irish artists and intellectuals to discuss the modern Irish identity – but entirely omitted classical music. Raymond Deane explores why.

Published on 1 July 2003

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.

Will the Real Composer Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Composer Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Composer Please Stand Up?

How does a young, or even a not so young, composer find their voice today? Is there a 'right' or 'wrong' way to go? Is one style more valid than another?

Published on 1 July 2002

Eric Sweeney (1948–2020) was a composer, conductor and organist, and Head of Music at Waterford Institute of Technology between 1981 and 2010. For a full obituary see here: https://journalofmusic.com/news/rip-composer-eric-sweeney

How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia

How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia

How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia

A former musicology student of the Belgrade Faculty of Music, and now living in Co. Leitrim, Daniela Kulezich provides a tour of the new music scene in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubjana.

Published on 1 September 2001